Instagram adds a little bit of fun to your photos and you can
quickly share them on the move
Available for;iPhone only at present
Instagram has been one of the hit Apps for iPhone users in the
last year or so and it's not hard to see why. Take your photo, and
then select from the range of filters and effects templates at the
bottom of the Instagram interface.
Retro black & white, 70s fuzzy colours, or Lomo-fi, which
gives your photo a moody bit of contrast - there are 12 different
filters in total. It has to be said some are easier on the eye than
others. Toaster, for example simply seems to burn out most of the
photo to my eyes, but in the end it's a matter of personal
The other nice feature is that you can `friend' up other
Instagram users around the globe and follow their newsfeed by
hitting a `like' button, or adding a comment. It's rather like
Flickr, but quickr - please excuse the pun.
For added fun you can automatically share your Instagram pics
via Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, by ticking the relevant boxes
Contrast and lighting filters which bring out detail in close-up
Some filters not that visually appealing
Area for Improvement:
A creative palette which would let you alter the images with
your fingertip would make each photo truly unique.
is features editor of Watchmywallet.co.uk